Dec 2, 2013 6:30pm PST
and federal exchange have generated more than 230,000 confirmed elections through november 30th. insurers already back logged trying to process the applications, worrying that they won't be able to handle the new surge and get them processed in time for coverage to begin january first. the insurers say they have now fixed the major flaws with the insurance files on healthcare.gov. and they expect that now the process will go more smoothly. they will certainly be put to the test in the days to come. bertha coombs, nightly business reform. >>> and could projected reforms in mexico open up new lucrative opportunities for american companies. but first, a look at international markets today. >>> the supreme court has declined to get involved in the problems between states and on-line retailers about the collections for sales taxes. in a big review, the high court will not review the suit brought by amazon.com and overstock.com. which urges that by wednesday they have the requirement to collect sales taxes even though the sellers are not located in those states. >>> and meanwhile, amazon.com an
Dec 4, 2013 6:30pm PST
for that, especially going into an election year. so in that sense, it's good news for the entire country. in terms of losers, the kinds of fees they are talking about and again, we don't have a final deal are things like higher airline ticket fees, the president had those in the budget. when you look at the budget cuts, not medicare, social security cuts but federal retirement benefits would be cut somewhat so federal workers could be losers to a small degree in the deal. >> john, i want to ask you about president obama's speech today about the nation's growing income divide, but first, let's listen to this clip. >> the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a descent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us and compel us to action. we're a better country than this. >> so, john, what does the budget have to do with the speech the president gave today? >> well, the president has two goals. one -- the first is do no harm to the economy and if they can get a budget deal, avoid a shut down,
Dec 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
the country was an international out cast. by 1994 with a painstakingly dismantled, mandela was elected president. president obama said this. >> we lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. through his fooes fierce dignit will to sacrifice his free dop for others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. >> nelson mandela, his country's george washington and abraham lincoln dead tonight. he was up there with gone did and churchill. >> not only a great leader for his country but such a role model for the world. >> absolutely. >> and he will sorely be missed. inspiring life story. thank you for watching "nightly business report." i'm susie gharib -- >> i'm tyler mathisen. thank you very much. we'll see you back here tomorrow night. >>> "nightly business report" has been brought to you in part by thestreet.com, up to the minute stock market news and in depth analysis. our quant rating service provides objective independent ratings daily on over 4300 stocks. learn more at the street.com/nbr. explo
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
on the hill, people in the white house, people-elected officials. and at a certain point, they would say, "hey, you know what congressman x? or you know what, staffer x? you're really good at this. when you're done -- have you thought about what you're going to do when you leave the hill?" and they'd say, "well, not really." or they would just sort of leave the question open. and jack abramoff said, "i knew that when i could ask that question, i owned him." because there's a pre-emptive bribe there. it's -- you know, "you're going to be making maybe a million dollars at my lobbying firm, if you answer this question correctly and you act correctly." i mean, in your office, if you can help us. if you can maintain this friendship for as long as you're in power. i mean -- when you see peter orszag going to citigroup, when you see jake seiwert going to goldman, when you see geoff morrell going to bp, it does sort of beg the question, "who were they working for when they were at the pentagon, at the omb, at the treasury department?" i mean, you just sort of wonder where their mind is. >> trent lott.